With a chill in the air and snow in the near future, it’s time for Canadians to embrace our ever-changing seasons. From snow enthusiasts who can’t wait to hear about the latest trends, to people who want to learn how to ski and snowboard, to families who want to get the best deals on activities and gear, the Show is ready to help people of all skill levels embrace winter.
From October 28-30, 2022, The International Centre in Mississauga will again offer an expected 30,000 winter lovers the latest-and-greatest products, travel opportunities, great deals with the many retail exhibitors, and Canada’s biggest ski and snowboard swap.
This is the show to gear up for winter, book your winter holiday, or simply be surrounded by people who love the cooler months.
“The Toronto Ski + Snowboard show is, simply put, the official start of winter,” said Paul Pinchbeck, President and CEO of the Canadian Ski Council. “This is the one-stop shop for everything related to skiing and snowboarding, from getting the newest gear to booking the best deals on travel, this is where skiers and snowboarders come to be together and enjoy all things related to their passions.”
We talked to Show Manager Ray Sriubiskis about the upcoming show.
Mountain Life: You’re back—congrats! How many years has the show been operating?
Ray Sriubiskis: We are thrilled that North America’s largest ski and snowboard show is back for the 48th edition. It has a rich history and marks the beginning of winter and the place where people can go to learn to learn from the experts on how they can immerse themselves in winter activities with the latest apparel and gear and find the resorts or destinations that will allow them to enjoy their activity.
ML: What can people expect now that you’re back?
RS: The show is not deviating from the successful formula on which the show has been built. From the Ski Swap to the many retailers that support the show as well as the many experts on hand to provide expert advice and tips as well as the many resorts offering vacation packages; this is why our attendees keep coming back.
ML: What’s new this year?
RS: The show has a lot to offer in terms of value add for attendees. We have three-time Olympian Erin Mielzynski appearing at the show. We are also broadening our scope to include the adventurous side of snow sports. Adventurer, photographer and filmmaker Caroline Cote will be at the show all three days. Caroline is about to embark on a solo ski trip to the South Pole and will be telling us all about it.
And CanaDream will be at the show featuring their winter RV and anyone purchasing a ticket to the show will be eligible to win an amazing grand prize of a one-week RV package. The ever-popular Snow Valley tube ride is also back. Last, but not least, we have the Ontario premiere of the newest Matchstick Productions film, Anywhere From Here. It’s included with your ticket!
ML: The merchants and the Ski Swap have always been a big draw. Any changes there?
RS: The retailers and Ski Swap are an integral part of the show, offering attendees expert advice on choosing the right gear to enjoy skiing and snowboarding. The Ski Swap is the largest of its kind in Canada, offering a wide range of products that suit all levels of expertise.
ML: How is this show helping with the Canadian Ski Council’s goals this year?
RS: The Toronto Ski and Snowboard show is the official launch of winter in Ontario and the show is actively engaging with current, lapsed and future skiers/snowboarders. The overarching goal of the show is to continue to help grow skiing and snowboarding in Canada.
New for 2022
- 3-day show.
- Online ticket purchases (no box office at the show).